What is Sangamon CEO?

It is a one year study of entrepreneurship for high school students to learn leadership skills and connects them with local business leaders.   Learn more  |  Student information

Who can apply for Sangamon CEO?

Sangamon CEO is a high school program for high school seniors. Students apply in their junior year of high school, and if admitted, they complete the program during their senior year.

For Students

Do I get credit for completing the program?

Yes. Sangamon CEO is an academic program. It is accredited in Sangamon County High School. Students receive High School credit in addition to dual credits through Lincoln Land Community College.


How many credits do I receive from my school?

It varies by school. Please check with your counselor.


What is the tuition for Sangamon CEO?

Sangamon CEO is fully funded by private donors from the community. There is no tuition charge for schools, students or tax payers.


When does Sangamon CEO start?

We follow Springfield District 186 calendar. Please visit the District's website for schedule information.


When does the class meet?

Sangamon CEO meets every school day from 7:30 am to 9:00 am. Attendance is mandatory and follows District 186 attendance policies.


How many high schools participate in the program?

Currently, 13 Sangamon County High Schools participate in the Sangamon CEO program. See the application for a list of participating schools.


If I'm interested, how do I apply?

The application is open all year long. The deadline is April 30 and admission decisions are made by May 30. Complete this form to apply.


For Donors / Investors / Leaders

How can I donate to Sangamon CEO?

Thank you for helping us keep Sangamon CEO free for students. Please donate via this form.


I want to speak to the students. How can I apply to be a speaker?

Our students love hearing from community leaders. Apply to become a speaker.


My facility can host a program. How can I volunteer my company's site?

Thank you for your interest in allowing our students to visit your facility. Apply to host a program at your facility.